Dr. Anuj Kumar

Dr. Anuj Kumar
Scientist C and Nodal Officer NTTL
Educational Qualification: M.Sc., PhD (Life Sciences) | Department: Molecular Biology
BIOS:  Dr Anuj Kumar did his graduation from University of Delhi (Shivaji Collage) and postgraduation in Biotechnology from IIT Bombay. He completed his PhD from ICGEB affiliated from JNU, Delhi on the topic “Functional studies on histone chaperones – histone complexes in Dr Anuj Kumar, Scientist C, ICMR-NICPR Date 16.01.2023 8  Plasmodium falciparum” mainly addressing the biochemical and structural aspects of biology. Completed post-doc in malaria biology group with Dr Chetan Chitnis on malaria vaccine. Dr Anuj also worked at scientist position in Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi, Lupin Pharma Ltd. and National Institute of Virology before joining National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, NOIDA. He is Nodal-Officer of National Tobacco Testing Lab of ministry of health and family welfare.  Dr Anuj has gained experience of 15 years in research and published 25 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has been awarded “Corona Warrior Award” for his service in the institute.
My research interest revolves around understanding the role of proteins in context to developing novel drugs, vaccines and other therapeutic/diagnostic targets. Protein networks and macromolecular complexes are the backbone of cellular processes that need be analyzed for their therapeutic/diagnostic potential. At ICMR-NICPR, I am working to understand the effect of smokeless tobacco products (SLTs) at molecular level. I am part of team involved in COVID19 diagnosis. I also have interest factors affecting studying the chromatin assembly. The use molecular, computational, structural and systems biology approach to pursue the biological questions.
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Infectious Diseases, Structure Biology, Molecular Biology, Virology